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Lol, clown shoes. That beer is how people describe my feet.
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Earlier today, I was feeling as jolly as a big fat Buddha with my bubbles & berries.
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Later, as birthday celebrations continued, I enjoyed an IPA from Heiwa Shuzo, a local sake and beer producer
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I followed it up with a Porter. The brewer warned me about the cinnamon flavours in this beer. Even forewarned, the strength of the cinnamon flavours still surprised me. Very nice, but not an everyday quaffer.
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Happy Birthday! Looks like the celebration was a good one.
 

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Earlier today, I was feeling as jolly as a big fat Buddha with my bubbles & berries.
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Later, as birthday celebrations continued, I enjoyed an IPA from Heiwa Shuzo, a local sake and beer producer
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I followed it up with a Porter. The brewer warned me about the cinnamon flavours in this beer. Even forewarned, the strength of the cinnamon flavours still surprised me. Very nice, but not an everyday quaffer.
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Happy Birthday Gary.. looking good my friend.
 

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Home this evening and sipping a beer that was included in a bunch of beer that my brother gave to me. He has been relocated out in N.Carolina for work and last weekend when I was gone he filled my beer fridge with his stock. Rather than move beer, he left his. Tonight I am sipping, my gift from my brother, Point Beer Lager. Steven Point Brewery, located in Wisconsin, makes this lager. I recall buying it in Grad school for a ridiculous $10-12 a case (in bottles). It is a fair lager. Not much taste to intrigue me. Corn, grassy and a crisp - hard finish. I am confident it would stand with many of the big national lagers, but seriously I do not need to stock it in any quantity. Many beers to imbibe and much less time to imbibe them - I say.

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Something in the mouth feel and taste of the Point Beer put me back inside yearning for a glass of Yamazaki 12. I understand that I should be reaching for an Irish Whiskey at this time of year, but the Yamazaki is the taste that my mind jumped to. The taste - grand! Tonight I taste cinnamon, peach and those hard toffee candies that I sucked as a child. Smooth, balanced with a hint of light chocolate on the finish. Glorious slow sipping whiskey. I have a half of a bottle left and will need to start looking in prep to replace it with another.

Tommorow I need to get to an Irish Whiskey. I will get with the spirit.

Glorious finish to my walkabout, Eric -
 
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It's too early in the day for new pics, & I need to bite the dog that bit me...

But Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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Just a bit of a history appropriate for the day.

During the American Civil War the CSA's Irish Brigade was made up mostly of Ulster Scot Protestants, the Union's Irish Brigade was mostly Irish Fenians. It was predestined the two brigades would meet on the battlefield & the CSA's Col John G. Kelly's brigade won the battle.

Col Kelly's Irish brigade was part of the 1st Rifle Regiment in Brigadier-General Mosby Monroe Parsons' Division, Missouri State Guard. Their slogan was "Born a rebel, die a rebel. Kin, Faith, Freedom."

 

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I still can’t have any alcohol, antibiotics you see, but this morning’s coffee went well with my antique Stetson bowler. I am identifying as Irish today. Made a humongous Shepherd’s Pie, some soda bread farls, a sourdough and some various things. Now I’m waiting for the kid outside her swim practice facility hoping she hasn’t sunk. Happy St Paddy’s y’all. Be careful out there.
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My KEITH Supreme Quality derby for a Saint Patrick's Day outing to GC for some more Burning Barns Irish Red Ale.

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I found out tonight there will be no Raising Ladders Bourbon Aged Ale this yr. Long story involving the covid shutdown & not being able to brew any of their beers for over 3-4 months.

Back home for a few drams of Connemara 12 Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

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I still can’t have any alcohol, antibiotics you see, but this morning’s coffee went well with my antique Stetson bowler. I am identifying as Irish today. Made a humongous Shepherd’s Pie, some soda bread farls, a sourdough and some various things. Now I’m waiting for the kid outside her swim practice facility hoping she hasn’t sunk. Happy St Paddy’s y’all. Be careful out there.
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That is some seriously delicious looking food! I say bowler and food at your house. Happy St.Patrick's Day.

My KEITH Supreme Quality derby for a Saint Patrick's Day outing to GC for some more Burning Barns Irish Red Ale.

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I found out tonight there will be no Raising Ladders Bourbon Aged Ale this yr. Long story involving the covid shutdown & not being able to brew any of their beers for over 3-4 months.

Back home for a few drams of Connemara 12 Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

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Happy St.Patrick's Day Jack. The Red Ale looks grand and like it could sate your desire for the Raising Ladders beer. If not, I vote the Conemara as a "grand finale" to the evening.


I got home and headed out with my dog for a walkabout with a Guinness. This was the beer to start this evening with. My wife got home and we went on another walkabout. This effort I sipped a Founders Porter. The Porter just hit the dark beer spot tonight. My wife and I agreed that we should enjoy a fire and just hang out. I poured each of us a small dram of Red Breast 12. As I post this we are enjoying being outside by the warm fire in the 38'f (4'C).

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Happy St.Patrick's Day to all, Eric -

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That is some seriously delicious looking food! I say bowler and food at your house. Happy St.Patrick's Day.



Happy St.Patrick's Day Jack. The Red Ale looks grand and like it could sate your desire for the Raising Ladders beer. If not, I vote the Conemara as a "grand finale" to the evening.


I got home and headed out with my dog for a walkabout with a Guinness. This was the beer to start this evening with. My wife got home and we went on another walkabout. This effort I sipped a Founders Porter. The Porter just hit the dark beer spot tonight. My wife and I agreed that we should enjoy a fire and just hang out. I poured each of us a small dram of Red Breast 12. As I post this we are enjoying being outside by the warm fire in the 38'f (4'C).

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Happy St.Patrick's Day to all, Eric -

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Thank you, Eric! You’re welcome here any time, bring your elastic waistband pants. I love feeding people.
 

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Stopped for a little HH with my boy at one of our local breweries, I enjoyed their Randall Knife IPA and my son enjoyed some house made root beer. It'll be a few years before we enjoy a beer together but this was pretty close. Wearing my 3X OR. View attachment 411252
House made root beer!! That’s the stuff childhood dreams are made of. Maybe a scoop of vanilla ice cream in there….
 

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